Selim Oulmekki was the presumable chip leader at the end of Day 1b of Event #75: Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em at the 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. The field attracted 1,818 with 273 making the money. A total of 75 players survived after 22 levels of play and will be joined on Day 2 by the 44 players from Day 1a as well as those who bag at the end of Day 1c which kicks off on Wednesday 12th July at 12 p.m. in Bally's.
Those who also bagged big included Adam Adler (1,800,000), Mathew Land (2,010,000), Tommy Kivela (1,920,000) as well as British player Gary Armstrong (1,805,000) and Kevin Oakes (2,125,000). Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kevin MacPhee (460,000) also found a bag.
Event #75: $777 Lucky 7's Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Kevin Oakes||United States||2,125,000||53|
|3||Armando Figueroa||United States||2,085,000||52|
|4||Matthew Land||United States||2,010,000||50|
|5||Maxwell Young||United States||1,980,000||50|
|6||Brett Murray||United States||1,925,000||48|
|7||Tommy Kivela||United States||1,920,000||48|
|8||Carlos Villamarin||United States||1,830,000||46|
|9||Gary Armstrong||United States||1,805,000||45|
|10||Adam Adler||United States||1,800,000||45|
Those who made the money but failed to make it to Day 2 included PokerStars Team Pro Benjamin "Spraggy" Spragg as well as Robert Ostler who lost a big flip towards the end of the day with his ace-king versus Oakes's queens.
Lexy Gavin and Bill Klein were also in the field but failed to cash.
Day 2 kicks off at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13th where surviving players from all flights will be combined. Levels will be extended to 40-minutes where they will play 17 levels or down to five players, whichever comes first. The blinds will start at 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 big blind ante.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews team will be onsite for live coverage until a champion has been crowned.